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Welcome back to the what sells on eBay series! October was a decent month. It’s the start of the busiest season on eBay, so if you have any items you need to list, get them up ASAP! We should only see sales rise until the end of the year so now’s the time to make the most money.

I didn’t do a ton of scavenging this month, but I did get my store inventory up to over 200 items. I’m still a far ways away from the 1,000 item inventory I want to get to, but slowly making progress. Maybe I’ll have more time to scavenge/list in November.

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Most profitable item I’ve sold to date:

Vintage TNT CB radio amp. Total profit: $468.76

Numbers for the month of September

  • Amount of Items sold: 31 (Up 6 from last month, that’s an item a day at least.)
  • Gross sales: $684.82
  • Cost of goods sold: $94.68
  • Profits after all expenses: $503.45 (Up $129.82 from last month.)
  • Average profit per item: $16.24 (Up $1.32 from last month.)

To track my numbers, I use a service called Easy Auctions Tracker. Easy Auctions Tracker connects directly to your eBay account and pulls all the fees associated with each sale to show you the true net profit. All you have to do is keep track of what you paid for each item! The best part about it is that it’s only $49.99 for an entire year subscription! This is much cheaper than any other bookkeeping software I’ve seen but more accurate than other options. Sign up through this link.

I’m annoyed, because I have a pending sell worth over $300, but haven’t been paid yet. If the buyer had paid when they bought the item, my profits would have been over $700 this month. Oh well, maybe they’ll pay soon and I’ll have a good start to November.

Items that sold

what sells on ebay october 2018American Tradition Camo Pants

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $8.30

what sells on ebay october 2018

Harley Davidson Levers

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Bought: $0.00 (I bought these with other parts and factored the total cost into another item I sold last month.)
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $8.49

what sells on ebay october 2018

Aeropostale Jeans

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.72
  • Sold: $7.99
  • Profit: $3.53

what sells on ebay october 2018

Grey’s Anatomy Seasons

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $21.00
  • Sold: $45.00
  • Profit: $17.35

what sells on ebay october 2018

Woolrich Beanie

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.72
  • Sold: $9.99
  • Profit: $6.18

what sells on ebay october 2018

Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $1.00
  • Sold: $50
  • Profit: $44.21 (Wish I could make this much on every item!)

what sells on ebay october 2018

Crochet Kit

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $0.25
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $17.98

what sells on ebay october 2018

Vintage Wedding Dress

(Did I mention you can sell pretty much ANYTHING?)

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.72
  • Sold: $35.99
  • Profit: $29.71

what sells on ebay october 2018

Vintage Bass Pro Shops Hat

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Bought: $0.50
  • Sold: $24.00
  • Profit: $20.69

what sells on ebay october 2018

Wilson Socks

  • Purchased from: discount store
  • Bought: $6.00
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $7.00

what sells on ebay october 2018

Ford Ranger Tail Light

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $5.00
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit: $12.83

Columbia Jacket

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.72
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $15.08

what sells on ebay october 2018

Vintage Cub Scouts Scarf

  • Purchased from: A guy my dad knows who collects antiques
  • Bought: $2.00
  • Sold: $6.99 (Wasn’t really worth buying this item.)
  • Profit: $4.27

what sells on ebay october 2018

Harley Davidson Jeans

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $1
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $12.05

what sells on ebay october 2018

Carhartt Jacket

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $5.00
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $13.09

what sells on ebay october 2018

Bucket Boss Tool Bag

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Bought: $2.66
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $10.52

what sells on ebay october 2018

Ski Overalls

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $5.00
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $7.78

Rock & Roll Jeans

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $3.00
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $14.80

what sells on ebay october 2018

Gray Toms

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Bought: $4.84
  • Sold: $10.00
  • Profit: $4.24

what sells on ebay october 2018

Olympics Sweatshirt

  • Purchased from: estate sale
  • Bought: $1.00
  • Sold: $44.99
  • Profit: $38.56

what sells on ebay october 2018

ESP Ski Overalls

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $5.00
  • Sold: $12.00
  • Profit: $5.42

what sells on ebay october 2018

Disney Scrapbook

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.00
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $15.67

what sells on ebay october 2018

Masters Flag

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $0.00 (They just gave it to me.)
  • Sold: $65.00 (Oooh Yeea
  • ah!)
  • Profit: $53.95

what sells on ebay october 2018

Levi’s Jean Shorts

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.00
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $15.49

what sells on ebay october 2018

Military Pants

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $1.00
  • Sold: $15.00
  • Profit: $11.98

Sound Blaster

  • Purchased from: estate sale
  • Bought: $1.00
  • Sold: $59.99
  • Profit: $47.89

Tractor Supply Jacket

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $6.00
  • Sold: $20.00
  • Profit: $11.84

what sells on ebay october 2018

Cabela’s Windbreaker

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.72
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $11.15

what sells on ebay october 2018

Vintage Camo Pants

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $1.44
  • Sold: $14.99
  • Profit: $10.54

what sells on ebay october 2018

A Da We Beanie

  • Purchased from: yard sale
  • Bought: $2.72
  • Sold: $7.99
  • Profit: $4.43

what sells on ebay october 2018

Emergency Light

  • Purchased from: thrift store
  • Bought: $0.67
  • Sold: $19.99
  • Profit $18.43

Over all it was a good month! I’d like my profit to continue to go up and hopefully get to over an average of $20 per item.

I’ll be in Costa Rica when this post goes up, so I hope you enjoy and I probably won’t respond to comments until I’m back. Here’s to a good November and get to listing!

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